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Front of Envelope Need Help in Translation
« on: Friday 31 July 20 01:03 BST (UK) »
I have the front of an envelope of a relative that was dated 1856.  I am a bit confused why he might have been in Constantinople though I realize one of his children was actually born there.  The family was from England.

I cannot make out all of the words.  Thanks for helping

Henry Ernest Wylde
____ Wright ____ ___
Galata of
Constantinople
Via French ____

I cannot decipher all of the stamps on the envelope though I can make out
FE-11 1856

Why might he be located in this area I wonder?

Thanks for any insight.


Wylde, Barrow, Andrews, Tracy, Tracey, Cocks, Dowdeswell, Roland, Steyner, Fewtrell, Gambuti, Nurmi, Haring, Requa, Blauvelt, Smith, Shirley, Kemp, Withey, Requa, Snider, Blauvelt, Sherwood, Yeury, Blaunch, Bell, Graham, Smith, Riker, Everetts, Bogaert, Everts, Evertse, Glaes, Laurens, Boogaertman, Cozyns

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Re: Front of Envelope Need Help in Translation
« Reply #1 on: Friday 31 July 20 01:58 BST (UK) »
Could it be a company name in the address: Messrs Wright Physica & Co?
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Re: Front of Envelope Need Help in Translation
« Reply #2 on: Friday 31 July 20 02:46 BST (UK) »
Could it be a company name in the address: Messrs Wright Physica & Co?
Eddie

I agree,  and add that Henry has "Esq. "  - Esquire  after his surname and the envelope was despatched 'via French Packets '  ... So by the sea mail process available in that era.

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Google 'Packet Trade'  :)

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Re: Front of Envelope Need Help in Translation
« Reply #3 on: Friday 31 July 20 05:51 BST (UK) »
"Galata' of Constantinople is an area of Istanbul.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galata
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
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Re: Front of Envelope Need Help in Translation
« Reply #4 on: Friday 31 July 20 07:33 BST (UK) »
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/39290548/henry-ernest-wylde

This rather large entry says he was a merchant so possibly travelled for trade reasons
Richardson, Sherman, Gillam, Hitchcock, Neighbour, Groom, Walton, Strange, Littleford, Brown, Guy, Abbs, Tasker, Bartlett, Farey, Etteridge

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Re: Front of Envelope Need Help in Translation
« Reply #5 on: Friday 31 July 20 08:20 BST (UK) »
This is likely to be the contents of that envelope

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=835194.0

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Re: Front of Envelope Need Help in Translation
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 01 August 20 00:54 BST (UK) »
That findagrave entry was placed by me.

And I have not figured out what he might be doing in that country quite yet. 
Wylde, Barrow, Andrews, Tracy, Tracey, Cocks, Dowdeswell, Roland, Steyner, Fewtrell, Gambuti, Nurmi, Haring, Requa, Blauvelt, Smith, Shirley, Kemp, Withey, Requa, Snider, Blauvelt, Sherwood, Yeury, Blaunch, Bell, Graham, Smith, Riker, Everetts, Bogaert, Everts, Evertse, Glaes, Laurens, Boogaertman, Cozyns

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Re: Front of Envelope Need Help in Translation
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 01 August 20 00:55 BST (UK) »
Could it be a company name in the address: Messrs Wright Physica & Co?
Eddie

I agree,  and add that Henry has "Esq. "  - Esquire  after his surname and the envelope was despatched 'via French Packets '  ... So by the sea mail process available in that era.

ADD
Google 'Packet Trade'  :)

JM

I was wondering what French Packets meant.  Many many thanks!
Wylde, Barrow, Andrews, Tracy, Tracey, Cocks, Dowdeswell, Roland, Steyner, Fewtrell, Gambuti, Nurmi, Haring, Requa, Blauvelt, Smith, Shirley, Kemp, Withey, Requa, Snider, Blauvelt, Sherwood, Yeury, Blaunch, Bell, Graham, Smith, Riker, Everetts, Bogaert, Everts, Evertse, Glaes, Laurens, Boogaertman, Cozyns

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Re: Front of Envelope Need Help in Translation
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 01 August 20 00:56 BST (UK) »
Could it be a company name in the address: Messrs Wright Physica & Co?
Eddie

Is that what it appears to you that this is a company name?
Wylde, Barrow, Andrews, Tracy, Tracey, Cocks, Dowdeswell, Roland, Steyner, Fewtrell, Gambuti, Nurmi, Haring, Requa, Blauvelt, Smith, Shirley, Kemp, Withey, Requa, Snider, Blauvelt, Sherwood, Yeury, Blaunch, Bell, Graham, Smith, Riker, Everetts, Bogaert, Everts, Evertse, Glaes, Laurens, Boogaertman, Cozyns

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